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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 15,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,334238,447 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,411214,213 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,458223,462 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20031,655197,441 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,566226,347 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,765192,027 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,862193,033 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,882274,276 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,922167,383 Fleet Foxes (95th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,009173,608 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,8642,100,238

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,907
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:747
Average Rating: 80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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162.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:1,890
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:757
Average Rating: 74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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163.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:1,878
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:760
Average Rating: 79/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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164.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,847
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:775
Average Rating: 79/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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165.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,790
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:792
Average Rating: 75/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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166.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,785
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:796
Average Rating: 78/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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167.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,778
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:797
Average Rating: 72/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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168.

The ReminderCanada Feist
Year of Release:2007Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2007:25Rank Score:1,765
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:801
Average Rating: 75/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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169.

No Line On The HorizonIreland U2
Year of Release:2009Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,761
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:804
Average Rating: 64/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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170.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,755
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:808
Average Rating: 82/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 96 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 113 11%
2008 115 12%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
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